Paul McGinley: I'd join LIV Golf, but I wouldn't play on the European Tour



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Paul McGinley: I'd join LIV Golf, but I wouldn't play on the European Tour
Paul McGinley: I'd join LIV Golf, but I wouldn't play on the European Tour (Provided by Sport World News)

DP World Tour succeeded in their intentions to achieve victory over Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood. A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that the DP World Tour won the arbitration. This is certainly disappointing news for this duo who decided to dedicate themselves to Liv Golf.

However, it could have been predicted that this was waiting for them, considering the fact that they are part of LIV Golf. One of the famous golfers who reacted was Paul McGinley. Speaking of it, he mentioned Ian Poulter. "Next to Seve [Ballesteros], he’s probably been the most influential player from a European perspective in Ryder Cups," he said for MIRROR.

"It’s phenomenal what he’s done for us. And it’s sad that he’s probably not going to be a captain, or certainly not in the foreseeable future. Everybody had him down to be captain in New York. I’m not going to close the door to that, but it’s odds-against now.

There’s consequences with big decisions. And these are big decisions. The Ryder Cup is partly owned by the European tour. These guys are involved in an entity that is now harming the European tour, financially. So, unfortunately, they’ve removed themselves from the Ryder Cup, as far as I’m concerned."

Paul McGinley: I may wee have gone to LIV

Despite the fact that Paul McGinley understands the decisions of individuals to some extent, there are certain things that he does not understand at all.

"You know, in all probability, I may well have gone to LIV at 46, 47 years of age. If I’m offered $20, $30 million to go and play in a rival league, I’d have done it. But I wouldn’t have done the LIV Tour then come back and played the European Tour as well.

I think that’s greedy. You can’t be on both buses. As great as those players were from Ryder Cups, and as great as they have been for European Tour and, you know, they’re personal friends of mine, I have a disagreement with them."

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